verb (used with object), found, find·ing.
- to determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.
- to pronounce as an official act (an indictment, verdict, or judgment).
verb (used without object), found, find·ing.
- to discover or confirm the truth of (something).
- to detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
- to uncover the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone): They found him out before he could launch the rebellion.
Words nearby find
Idioms for find
Origin of find
OTHER WORDS FROM findfind·a·ble, adjectivere·find, verb (used with object), re·found, re·find·ing.
Examples from the Web for refound
At her own expense she began to rebuild and refound the religious houses.The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
We refound the route, and asked a peasant, "How far to Jabliak?"The Luck of Thirteen|Jan Gordon
Joel studied hard, and refound his old interest in lessons, and dreamed nightly of the Goodwin scholarship.The Half-Back|Ralph Henry Barbour
His present errand became a treachery to be swept aside by his refound strength.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Not even Flavia could win him from the master he had refound.From the Car Behind|Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for refound
verb finds, finding or found (faʊnd) (mainly tr)
Derived forms of findfindable, adjective
Word Origin for find
Idioms and Phrases with refound
In addition to the idioms beginning with find
- find fault
- find it in one's heart
- find one's bearings
- find oneself
- find one's way
- find out
- find true north
- hard way (find out the)